Watch Party Monday; UTC in Latest NCAA Rankings

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Come celebrate the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team’s spectacular season and find out its pairing in the upcoming NCAA Tournament Monday at Jefferson’s. UTC ranks among the nation’s top 100 teams in 13-of-18 categories in the latest NCAA statistical rankings released Friday afternoon, including the No. 3 spot for won-lost percentage.

Chattanooga is 29-3 overall with a 90.6 won-lost percentage, third best in the nation behind undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame, both led by former aides to UTC head coach Jim Foster.

UTC is ranked ninth in the nation for fewest personal fouls with 14.8 per game and 22nd for turnovers per game with an average of 12.8. Freshman Jasmine Joyner (Southaven, Miss.) ranks 36th in the nation for blocked shots averaging 2.21 per game and has propelled UTC to a ranking of 27 in the country with 4.8 per game as a team.

The Mocs allow just 56.2 points per game, 15th best in the country while their scoring margin of 14.1 points per game more than its opponents is 17th on the list. Chattanooga is shooting 45 percent from the field, 25th in the country and has an assist-turnover ratio of 1.2 ranking 29th.

Senior Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) is ranked among the top 250 NCAA Division I players in 10 categories. She is 34th in the nation for steals with 2.53 per game and 47th for double-doubles with 13 on the year.

Chattanooga will hold a watch party at Jefferson’s on Georgia Avenue Monday, March 17 from 6-8 p.m. ESPN will reveal the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket with a special show beginning at 7 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Chattanooga (29-3)

Women’s Basketball National Ranking Summary


343 teams ranked


Category                                           Rank Actual      National Leader                              Actual

Scoring Offense                                111    70.3      Oregon                                                93.5

Scoring Defense                                  15    56.2      Connecticut                                        47.0

Scoring Margin                                    17    14.1      Connecticut                                        35.7

FG Percentage                                     25    45.0      Notre Dame                                        51.1

FG Pct Defense                                    94    38.6      Connecticut                                        30.4

FT Percentage                                      74    72.7      Iowa State                                            80.4

Rebound Margin                                 62      4.8      Liberty                                                 15.2

3-Pt FG Per Game                             171      5.2      Sacramento State                               12.4

3-Point FG Percentage                     152    31.8      Duke                                                     40.8

Won-Lost Percentage                           3    90.6      Notre Dame                                      100.0

                                                                                      Connecticut                                      100.0

Assists Per Game                                 61    15.3      Connecticut                                        21.6

Blocked Shots Per Game                    27      4.8      Connecticut                                           8.2

Steals Per Game                                103      8.3      Sacramento State                               13.0

Turnovers Per Game                          22    12.8      Villanova                                                8.8

Personal Fouls Per Game                     9    14.8      Connecticut                                        11.8

Assist-Turnover Ratio                         29      1.2      Villanova                                              1.89

Turnover Margin                                 40    3.31      Wright State                                        9.94

Three Pt FG Defense                        277    33.8      La Salle                                                 22.8


250 ranked unless otherwise noted


    Category                                       Rank Actual        National Leader                            Actual

Taylor Hall

    Final Points                                     178     476        Jerica Coley, Florida Int’l                  953

    Points Per Game                           234    14.9        Jerica Coley, Florida Int’l                 29.8

    Rebounds per game                     107      8.6        Jillian Alleyne, Oregon                    15.9

    Assists per game                              94      4.4        Jamierra Faulkner, So. Miss              8.5

    Blocked Shots per game              229      1.0        Ruth Hamblin, Oregon State          4.03

    Steals per game                               34    2.53        Jasmine Grice, Florida A&M           3.84

    Field Goal Percentage                  205    42.3        Markeisha Gatling, NC State           67.6

    Free Throw Percentage                 80    82.5        Kelsey Cruz, FDU                              95.1

    Assist-Turnover Ratio                   105    1.65        Niya Johnson, Bayor                        3.84

    Double-Doubles                              47    13.0        Jillian Alleyne, Oregon                    27.0

Jasmine Joyner

    Blocked Shots per game                36    2.21        Ruth Hamblin, Oregon State          4.03

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